African Plant Database

Wolffiella hyalina (Delile) Monod
Family : Lemnaceae
Protologue : Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N., Hors Ser. 2: 242 (1949)
Information on the genus : Wolffiella
Basionym : Lemna hyalina Delile
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lemna hyalina Delile (1813)
 Pseudowolffia hyalina (Delile) Hartog & Plas (1970)
 Wolffia hyalina (Delile) Hegelm.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Wolffiella monodii Ast (1968)
=Pseudowolffia monodii (Ast) Hartog & Plas (1970)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Frond ovate to trapezoid, 1-3x0,8-2 mm, solitary or 2 cohering together, pigment cells absent, with some 1-celled teeth along margin or absent; with a hyaline appendage 0,5-5x0,6-1,8 mm at right angles to the frond; daughter fronds remaining connected; distinct air spaces spread throughout 1/2-4/5 of the distance between the node and the tip. Often flowering and fruiting.
Ecology : Pools and slowly running fresh water; 200-1700 m alt.
  Egypt; recently discovered in Saudi Arabia (Masrahi & al., 2011: l.c). Introduced in C India.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte, Pleustophyte- Alt: 900 m. Distribution: BOT

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 116 (2005).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 15690
Record n°15690 modified 2009-08-17
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